2020 National Food Safety Education Month

Health and Wellness

Food safety is always in style

September is National Food Safety Education Month, a great time to explore ways to promote safe food handling and prevent foodborne illnesses. And while there is no evidence that food is associated with spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, safe practices for handling, preparing, eating, and storing food are always recommended. You can use this opportunity to emphasize the importance of food safety principles, such as:

You can also stay up-to-date on food recalls and foodborne disease outbreaks with information maintained and updated by the CDC.

Those with a digital presence can further promote National Food Safety Education Month, and safe food handling throughout the year, by:

The Partnership for Food Safety and Education also provides free resources, including videos and webinars, several offering CEU credits.

On the WIC Breastfeeding Support site, your moms can find an article on storing and thawing breast milk.

CDC Graphic - food safety & washing hands, utensils, and surfaces
Developed by: FoodSafety.gov
Partnership for Food Safety Education
HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention